The Valley Isle's nine Rotary Club collected a record-breaking amount of much-needed food for the Maui Food Bank at their recent "Rotary Gives Thanks" Food Drive. Over 14,000 pounds of food and over $6,000 were collected at seven places of business around the island.
"For all the Rotary club members; I want to thank you for your commitment over the weekend to support the needs of the Maui Food Bank and, more importantly, the community on Maui," said Marlene Rice, director of development for the Maui Food Bank. "More than ever before, working poor families, seniors on fixed incomes and single parents are relying on the Maui Food Bank just to make it month to month. Because of folks like the Rotary clubs, who share our vision, we are able to make sure that no one in our island 'ohana goes to bed hungry."
The "Rotary Gives Thanks" Food Drive is one of many community service projects sponsored Rotary clubs on Maui--Kahului, Kihei Sunrise, Kihei-Wailea, Lahaina, Lahaina Sunrise, Maui, Upcountry, Valley Isle Sunset and Wailuku.
Wailea resident Demetreos Callinicos presents a bag of donated food to Christine Pawliuk, president of the Rotary Club of Kīhei Sunrise.
For more information about this effort and Rotary clubs on Maui, contact Assistant Govs. Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or Hugh Chare at 268-2741.